Dental Implants Hicksville, NY

When a tooth is lost due to an accident, injury, or disease, a person can experience different types of complications such as issues with chewing, discomfort, bone loss, and speech problems. The appearance of a missing tooth can also be an issue. Replacing the lost tooth with a dental implant can help address these issues, and significantly improve the patient’s overall quality of life.

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What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a medical device that is surgically implanted into the jaw to stand in for the root of the replacement tooth. They are used to restore the ability to properly chew or fix the appearance of missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or multiple teeth.

As the dental implant is fused directly into the jawbone using a connector or abutment, it is a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. However, before you decide to get dental implants, you should learn more about them so you can make an informed decision about getting the procedure. The most common causes of tooth loss are periodontal disease, gum disease, and tooth decay.

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Types of Dental Implants

There are various types of dental implants designed to meet specific dental needs and budgets. Here are the three most common types of dental implants:


Endosteal dental implants are the most widely used implants. They are shaped like small cylinders or screws, and go directly into the jawbone to hold the replacement tooth, also called the prosthetic or artificial tooth. These types of dental implants are suited for most types of patients but they require a healthy jawbone


For patients who don’t like the idea of a device being placed into the jawbone, they can consider subperiosteal dental implants which are the main alternatives to endosteal implants. Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum, but they rest on top of the jawbone. This type of dental implant is commonly used for patients who don't have enough jaw bone or for patients who don’t want intensive oral surgery.


Zygomatic implants are less commonly used due to the complicated procedure required to fit them. These implants are placed in the patient's cheekbone, rather than the jawbone. While these implants are not that common, they are a good option for patients who have severe bone loss in the upper jaw.

There are also other types of dental implants, including transosteal implants and immediate load implants. Our experienced dentists at R & R Dental can recommend the best type of dental implant and dental implant placement based on your needs.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most popular procedure for treating missing teeth. One of the major benefits of dental implants is their durability. They have an extremely high success rate and tend to last longer than any other alternative procedure to fix missing teeth. Dental implants also require minimal maintenance, making them easy to care for.

Another benefit is that you can prevent bone loss. When you lose teeth, it is natural for the body to break down and absorb some of the bone tissue, causing bone loss over time. With a dental implant, you get to maintain the jawbone through stimulation. This also helps minimize changes to the shape of the face due to bone loss.

Dental implants allow patients to restore their bite force, helping them chew food and enabling natural speech. Lastly, patients who suffer bone loss can have natural-looking teeth with dental implants. Since the implant acts as a root for the tooth, a dentist can put a crown on top that matches the other natural teeth.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implant systems are generally safe. They are made from materials that follow the standards of ISO or ASTM International. These standards have details on what types of materials can be used in dental implants. The most commonly used material for dental implants is titanium; however, there are other options, including titanium alloys, zirconium oxide, and ceramic materials.

In terms of the safety of surgical procedures, you should only get oral surgery from reputed and licensed dentists. Several steps need to be followed to ensure the maximum safety of the surgical procedure, including proper pre-screening treatment planning, and professional implant placement.

Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure depends on several factors, including the type of dental implants and the oral health of the patient. For example, in patients with weak jawbones, the dentist might need to perform a bone graft where bone material is added to the jawbone to create a strong foundation for the implant.

In your initial consultation, the dentist will evaluate your oral health and medical history and take X-rays for pre-screening and treatment planning. The implant procedure may also include tooth extraction for teeth that have been damaged or decayed.

The dental implant procedure is performed in multiple stages. The tooth extraction step might be followed by a few days of rest. Similarly, after the implant placement, the patient might be required to rest for a few days to allow for proper healing and osseointegration.

After the implant has healed, the dentist will perform an abutment placement, followed by crown placement that matches the shape, size, and color of the patient's natural teeth. After the entire implant procedure has been completed, the patient may be required to have a follow-up to ensure the implants are functioning properly.

Get New Dental Implants at R & R Dental

Do you want to replace your missing teeth? Our team at R & R Dental is here to help you understand all there is to know about getting dental implants. Our priority is to offer you a solution that is reliable, safe, and cost-effective. At R & R Dental, our experienced and licensed staff have performed several dental implant procedures, including multiple tooth replacements. You can contact us to set up an initial consultation with one of our dentists. Allow us to find you an implant dentistry solution that meets your requirements. We can also share other options for dental procedures that are suitable for your needs.

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